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Formulating an organizational knowledge strategy : the influence of existing IT infrastructure

conference contribution
posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by K Venkitachalam, Rens ScheepersRens Scheepers
This paper questions the influence of a pre-existing information technology (IT) infrastructure on the formulation of an organizational knowledge strategy. We draw on a classification of four different strategic views of IT infrastructure and explore how the historic investment in IT infrastructure enables and constrains the formulation of knowledge strategy in four case organizations. The four case organizations are representative of different scenarios of historic investments in IT infrastructure and knowledge strategy formulation. Our findings indicate that an IT infrastructure that is minimal or fragmented constrains the formulation of an explicit knowledge strategy. We further find that an extensive existing IT infrastructure enables the pursuit of an explicit knowledge strategy, but that even an elaborate IT infrastructure can introduce some constraints on IT facilitated knowledge processes in the organization.

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Event

European Conference on Information Systems (12th : 2004 : Turku, Finland)

Publisher

ECIS

Location

Turku, Finland

Place of publication

[Turku, Finland]

Start date

2004-06-14

End date

2004-06-16

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2004, ECIS

Editor/Contributor(s)

T Leino, T Saarinen, S Klein

Title of proceedings

ECIS 2004 : Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems

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